WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: Jason Chimera #25 of the Washington Capitals shoots during warm-ups before playing against the Boston Bruins during an NHL game against at Verizon Center on March 29, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)
After being through it and seeing the other [outdoor] games on TV, just the atmosphere is spectacular. To stand here -- and we are essentially almost on the blue line -- and look up [into the stands] and knowing it is going to be packed and playing our biggest rival in this setting is going to be pretty special.
— Bruins president Cam Neely on the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between Boston and Montreal at Gillette Stadium on
Jan. 1, 2016